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A weekend in Marseille in 10 must-do activities

If you are planning to spend a weekend in Marseille, France’s second largest city in terms of population (868,000 in 2018) and founded in 600 BC by Greek merchants from Phocaea, organising your time will not be easy. There are many things to see and do, from culture and architecture to food and drink and the sublime natural surroundings. To help you in your

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The Bridoire Castle, or how to spend a good stay at the Dordogne

In the mind of the tourist, the Dordogne is mostly synonymous with the Périgord Noir and wandering through the valley of the 5 castles, evenings in Sarlat and canoeing down the river. However, the department is large and has a wealth of unsuspected treasures.  This is certainly the case with the Château de Bridoire, situated further west, 12 km south of the charming Bergerac

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The smoothed-payment loan : how to use it (well)?

When a household has a property project, the first concern (and sometimes the main obstacle) will be how to finance it. The necessary cash flow may be lacking, or the debt ratio defined on the basis of existing loans may leave insufficient room for manoeuvre.  The step-by-step loan, or smoothed loan, can therefore be a viable solution for carrying out a project without revolutionising

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Dance at the Moulin de la Galette Ball thanks to Renoir!

Any visitor to the Musée d’Orsay who suddenly feels the urge to bathe in the crowd need only immerse themselves in the contemplation of The Ball at the Moulin de la Galette. This work, painted by Auguste Renoir in 1876, also offers a soothing experience of a Sunday afternoon at the guinguette: a typical scene of the end of the 19th century in Montmartre.

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Buying real estate : 10 reasons to opt for the resale property !

If you are planning to buy a property, you may have wondered about buying new. There are a number of advantages to building or buying off-plan as part of an existing scheme, including a reduction in notary fees and, of course, the assurance that no one has occupied (and damaged) the property before you arrive.  The calculation is not so obvious, however, and resale

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